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Press-Telegram (Newspaper) - November 4, 1959, Long Beach, California REVLON DENIES RIGGING QUIZ SHOW MARTIN REVSON of New York is today's leadoff witness in the House subcommittee inquiry into rigging of television quiz shows. Revson, an of- ficial of the Revlon company when it sponsored "The Question" and "The Chal- testified-he didn't know the program was Wirephoto.) "YOU HAVE BEEN quib- bling, Derounian told Revson. "First you say you don't know anything about the contest- ants. Then you say you know some, things you are no dope "1 hope the attorney gen- eral will look into this. Some- one is telling the truth." i Outside the hearing room jwhen the committee recessed WASHINGTON Eisenhower said at noon- ReP- Jolin B- Bonnott ays TV Mess Shocks Solon Blasts Conflict in Statements Challenges Claim by Cosmetics Firm Executive at Probe WASHINGTON A House investigator today chal- lenged statements by a tele- vision quiz show sponsor that he was not aware of program fixing, and suggested .the Justice Department look into; seeming conflicts of testi- mony. Rep. Steven B. Derounian (R-NY) raised the issue after hearing Martin Revson, for- mer vice President of Revlon, Inc., sharply reject any idea that Revlon was a party to rigging "The Chal- lenge" or 'The Ques- sponsored by the cos- metics firm. Revson denied to the House subcommittee probing TV rig- ging that he knew anything about controlling contestants on the defunct programs, but said he now realizes "they were dishonest, absolutely dishonest shows." The Southland's Finest Evening Newspaper LONG BEACH 12, CALIF., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1959 Vol. 236 PRICE 10 CENTS TELEPHONE HE 5-1161 80 PAGES CLASSIFIED HE 3-5959 HOME EDITION (Six Editions Daily) Ike Plans 9-Coimfry Tour of 3 Continents today that disclosures of rigging TV quiz shows have dismayed and astonished the American people and re- call the shock when baseball's, infamous Black Sox scandals broke. Eisenhower told his news Steel Pact Sessions Recessed WASHINGTON al Mediation Director Joseph F. Finnegan recessed the steel bargaining talks indefinitely today after a fruitless half- hour meeting between man- agement and union negotiat- teams. Finnegan said both sides were instructed to be ready to return at any time. But, he said, it is unlikely there would conference no one be satisfied until, as he put it, the whole mess is cleaned up. The President said he did not believe the situation re- flected any lowering of na- tional standards or ideals. This he said was pointed up by public reaction to the dis- closures. tl EISENHOWER said the situation reminded him of the old story of a newsboy ap- proaching Chicago White Sox- star Joe Jackson when the baseball scandal broke and pleading, "Say it ain't so, Jackson, known as "Shoe- less was one of the cen- tral figures in. the baseball "CW beforc I scandal in which the Chicago White Sox were accused of Friday. The mediation director said both parties in the 113-day-old strike had their eyes on the Supreme Court which heard arguments Tuesday on wheth- er an 80-day Taft-Hartley in- junction should be allowed to go into effect. V t THERE HAS been no word from the court as to when it might rule on the injunction action which would send the strikers back to work for 80 days. Asked after this morning's join session if there was any progress toward a settlement, David J. McDonald, United Steelworkers president, re- plied: "Absolutely none." Arthur J. Goldberg, the union's chief counsel, said that no new offer of any kind was presented by the man- agement spokesman today. This was confirmed by Robert H. Moore, the No. 2 man in the Mediation Service. THE CHIEF management spokesman, R. Conrad Cooper, executive vice president of the U. S. Steel Corp., was asked whether he believed there was any chance of a settlement before the Su- preme Court decision. have no comment to make on that at Cooper said. Goldberg, who argued the union's case before the Su- preme Court Tuesday, told a reporter he had received no word from the tribunal indi- cating any decision was im- minent. 'throwing" the 1919 World Scries to Cincinnati. Of the quiz show situation, the President said he did not think Americans wildered. EISENHOWER said the Justice Department has told him it will present before Jan. 1 its conclusions on wheather [he TV quiz fixes are covered present law or should be Lhe subject of new legislation. The President said he shared the general American reaction of almost bewilder- ment that people could con- spire, confuse and deceive the (Continued Page A-6, Col. 6) Weather Variable cloudiness tonight and early Thurs- day, but mostly sunny Thursday. (R-Mich) told reporters "There is a clear case of per- jury here by someone. I'm not saying who has committed' perjury but someone clearly has." Earlier, during Revson's in- terrogation Bennett observed that someone was not telling the truth about Revlon's awareness of program riggihg. 6 HE PRODUCED a sworn affidavit by George Abrams. former vice president in charge of advertising for Rev- Ion, to the effect that Revlon was well aware of methods EVELYN RUDIE Disappears Eveiyn Rudie Runs Away on Jetliner Visit to Pope on Goodwill Trip Agenda Expects to Leav.e U. S. on Dec. 4, Return Dec. 22 WASHINGTON dent Eisenhower announced today he will visit nine coun- tries in Europe, Asia and Africa, starting Dec. 4. Eisenhower told a news conference the 19-day good will tour will take him to: Rome, Italy; Ankara, Tur- key; Karachi, Pakistan; Ka- bul, Afghanistan; New Delhi, India; Teheran, Iran; Athens, Greece; Paris, France; and Rabat, Morocco. The tour to three continents HOLLYWOOD Nine-'will star! in Rome with two Evelyn Rudie, year-old prominent television actress, vanished from her home early today and was discovered hours later aboard a jet plane, of talks there, beginning Dec. 4. with high Italian gov- ernment officials. EISENHOWER also said hej apparently hoping to visit the hopes to c.u, on Pope John White House. "She had talked about go- ing to sec her friend, Mamie said her father, used to control contestants. lEmely Bemauer. Revson declared the stale- "She evidently XXIII. Eisenhower plans to return to the United Stales Dec. 22. three diiys before Christmas. The President will be thought paris or four days WELCOME HOME Ronnie Carroll, 2. gives a welcoming kiss to the cheek of his unconscious brother, Donny, u', who is back at his Nashville, Term., home after six months in a coma at a hospital. The boy was hit truck last May. Tennesseans donated special medical equipment and two months' rent on a new home so his parents'could take Donny home Wirephoto.) ment was not true, asserting: Mrs. Eisenhower help ,9 "I can't account for why he ;hel. t a TV serics.-, Stftrlln8 Dec' Ule-ucst 1 (Abrams) would make such1 statements but as far as I'm concerned those state- ments are not true." In that case, Bennett said, "someone is not telling the truth." Bennett THE YOUNGSTER, who has appeared in many TV plays and is under a million- dollar contract, was discov- ered aboard an American Air- I lines plane en route to Balti- said he was re- said. ferred to seeming conflicting statements by Revson, (Continued Page A-6, Col. 3) were as he- Coast Guard Hunts Bodies of 3 Fliers SOUTHWEST HARBOR. Maine Coast Guard was on the lookout today for the bodies of three airmen who drowned in choppy Blue Hill Bay Tuesday when their outboard molorboat capsized. A fourth airman clung to the boat for four numbing hours until it was pushed ashore by wind and wave. WHERE TO FIND IT Beach B-l. Hal C-5. C-5. to H. C-8, 9. C-10. C-4. C-ll. Shipping d-5. D-l, 2, 3, 4. C-2. Tides, TV, D-12. C-5. B-4, 5. Your A-2. Van Doren Stirs Dave to Tears NEW YORK Jarroway broke down during an emotional five-minute fare- well to Charles Van Doren on NBC-television's "Today" pro- gram this morning and went home a half hour before the conclusion of the show. Garroway spoke for about five minutes in response, he said, to a letter asking when he was going to say some- thing about Van Doren, who had appeared on the program regularly until his suspension by NBC last month. "What do you want me to Garroway said repeat- edly. "He was my friend. You get to know somebody pretty well at 5 o'clock in the morn- ing. "What do you want me to that I'm heart- The youngster's mother discovered her missing from her bedroom when she got up this morning. The child, whose I.Q. of 140 puts her in the genius class, apparently bought her ticket with money from her toy safe. Bernauer arranged to have the plane met at Baltimore by Jaikc Mogelever, a Treas- iry Department official whom the child met 18 doing' a with Jack bond promotion Webb. American Airlines gave this explanation of how Eve- lyn got the airplane ticket; Last Friday, the airline's Hollywood reservation received a call from a person IrlUII J identifying herself as Evelyn's GARROWAY'S voice broke and his eyes filled with tears. He read parts of NBC's statement firing Van Doren and said he could not con- done what Von Doren had done. But "he's suffered more than anybody in this Garroway added. Jack Lcscoulie then came on the screen, told the audi ence that "Dave has gone home" and conducted the show through its last half hour. ern summit conference. He said today he will visit Rabat. Morocco, on his way home, after leaving Paris. The only other detail Eisenhower provided was that he will be in New Delhi Dec. 11 for the opening of the American exhibit at the Inter- national Agricultural Fair there. The visit to India is ex- pected to provide an opport- unity for the president to make a major speech. v THE TOUR to three con- tinents will be the most ex- tensive overseas trip Eisen- hower ever has undertaken, In response to questions, he (Continued Page A-6, Col. 1) CAP Seeking Former L B. mother. The caller asked for reservations to Baltimore and said she would send Evelyn down with a. check for the amount of the ticket. The air- line said Evelyn would have to bring in identification so the check signer's signature could be che-'" ON MONDAY, ap- peared at the ticket office. But, instead of presenting a check, she pulled out her Lone Ranger wallet and paid for the ticket in cash Then she went to the air- port this morning and boarded the plane. The airline ex- plained that anyone over 8 years old can fly unaccom- panied by an adult provided the full fare is paid. The child found fame as the spoiled brat star of tele- vision's "Eloise" on Playhouse 90. She earned in 1957 and last year signed a six-year talent agency con- tract expected to bring her close million dollars. Civil Air Patrol teams searched the Lake Henshaw area near San Diego today for a single-engine airplane piloted by a former Long Beach man after report of hearing an explosion Sunday was received from a camper. The Cessena 182, piloted by Escondido car dealer Homer Heller, 49, and believed to have two or three passengers .aboard, lias been missing since Sunday when it left Las Vegas en route to San Diego. Heller, a former employe of The Press-Telegram business office in the late 1920s, was sales manager for the Mc- Keozie Ford agency here for six years before opening his own dealership'in Escondido in 1941. Other family members still living in the Long Beach area include two brothers, John, a clerk for the Municipal Gas Department who lives at 3608 Mercury Fired Up, WASHINGTON Lit- tle Joe rocket hurled a Mer- cury space the one in which Astronauts will orbit the a height of feet above Wallops! Island, Va., today. Within 45 minutes the Navy salvage vessel preserver! scooped the one-ton capsule out of the Atlantic five miles off shore. The capsule was taken to Carter Dies; figure in Nepotism WASHINGTON Steven V. Carter (D- died early today. First stricken by cancer in 1957, he had been gradually losing ground in his battle with the disease and was under treatment in the Navy medical center at Bethesda, Md. Crash Kills Demo Solon in Chicago CHICAGO A. Boyle, 52, of Chicago, Demo- cratic representative in Con- the Langley Research Center since was ki'led of the National Aeronautics early today when a car he and Space Administration, at was drivin8 slTuck an elevated Hampton, Va., for study. train Pillar on the city's south- west side. Police said that Boyle, who fired 30 seconds after today'sjwas alone in the car, appar- AN ESCAPE ROCKET was launching to carry the capsule several thousand feet away from the 30-foot-long Ser- geants rockets and the small- er booster rockets that were clustered to form the Little Joe vehicle. NASA plans to send a man ently skidded on the wet Carter, 44, was sworn into office last January as a first- term member of the House. The first. Democrat elected from his district, he was named to the seat formerly held by Karl M. LeCompte, who retired after serving 20 years in the House. First treated for cancer in 1957, he suffered a second attack shortly after taking office in January. Funeral arrangements were not completed, but the con- gressman be buried at his home town of Leon, Iowa. CARTER, BORN Oct. 8, street. They said he was driving north, apparently on '1'5 home. Boyle, an attorney, repre- sented the 12th Illinois dis- trict, which includes most of nine north side wards with a ;1915, drew nationwide atten- tion soon after coming to Washington when he became involved in a controversy surrounding nepotism em- ployment of relatives by per- sons on government payrolls. (Continued Page A-6, Col 5) aloft in a Mercury capsule in 1961 or later. The devices being tested at Wallops are intended to make possible his escape if a mis- hap occurs at the launching. NASA SAID the launching also was designed to provide information on the design concepts of the Mercury cap- ipopulation of more than Boyle at one time had served as a zone attorney for the Federal Housing Adminis- tration. He was a practicing lawyer in Chicago since 1934. He was the father of eight children. Admits Setting 18 and on operation of tlie'FireS in Chicago recovery parachutes. CHICAGO itin The escape system consistS'erant cook from California of a rocket in a tower ar- today admitted setting 18 rangQment on top of the cap-Ismail fires in downtown Chi- Lemon Avc.. and Peter, 20 sule. It would not be used injcago hotels. 55th St., and two sisters, Mrs. a normal launching but could Viola Korsmeier, 27RO Weath-jbe set off to free the cap- erly Avc., and Mrs.-Louiseisule from its vehicle if some- Fcteki, Garden Grove. Idling went wrong. Police said Michael Ryan, 49, toM them he set off the fires "for kicks." Ryan was held for questioning. REP. CARTER Taken hy Cancer ;